Tourist map of Taipei →
Pretty good map, but no Chinese or pinyin on it. My family is visiting me this year so I think this could work as a ‘basic’ map they can use to get around Taipei. Anybody know of any other better downloadable maps of Taipei? Of course Google Maps is awesome, but what if you don’t have a smart phone? Something printable would be ideal.
How to Study Chinese?
Once you have been working in Taiwan for a while, you may decide to study Chinese. If that’s you, congratulations! Making the decision to start studying Chinese is the hardest part, believe me. There are a few ways you could go about learning Chinese. The three ways you could study Chinese: take a class, hire a tutor or do a language exchange. It’s true you could learn by yourself...
Labor Insurance in Taiwan
Labor insurance is something that every Taiwanese citizen gets. It includes maternity benefits, disability benefits, employment insurance and old age benefits. Here are all the benefits of labor insurance. Just so we are clear: Labor insurance is different than health insurance. It sounds pretty awesome though, doesn’t it? So who can get labor insurance? Unfortunately it’s only...
My iPhone Home Screen Apps
I guess you could say that these are my most frequently used apps, or the ones I need to access the quickest. As you can see, most of the screen is taken up by photo taking apps. I really enjoy taking photos with the iPhone 4. The quality is so good and I ALWAYS have it in my pocket. I think that’s the most important thing about taking photos, to have your damn camera with you! Anyways...
Canadian "Embassy" in Taiwan
The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (加拿大駐台北貿易辦事處) is the embassy for Canadians living and working in Taiwan. You can go here to renew your passport, get documents notarized and find out more about marriage in Taiwan. If you are a Canadian living in Taiwan, you should Register as a Canadian Living Abroad. In case of an emergency, the Canadian authorities will know where to find you and how to...
Subject: foot lick
foot lick guy Hey! We saw your picture on tealit and wanted to ask you if you are interesting in earning some extra money. The payment can be negotiated. The job might sound weird but it is really not. It is to have someone worship your feet. Alright, I have to say right off the bat this is the weirdest job I have ever been offered. I was intrigued, bored and curious so I thought I...
Banking & Bank Accounts in Taiwan
So once you get tired of putting all your money under your mattress, you decide it’s finally time to get a bank account. Before you start, make sure you have an Alien Registration Card (ARC) and your passport. Don’t even bother trying to open an account without your ARC! They won’t do it no matter how many other ID cards you give them. Believe me I’ve tried...
Drivers Licenses for Foreigners now last 6 years,... →
So you don’t need to renew your drivers licence every time you get a new ARC. That sounds like splendid news!
Kooks Restaurant in Danshui
They make some killer hamburgers! The burgers are juicy and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Just remember to bring cash, no cards allowed :P KOOKS restaurant/cafe ADDRESS: 新北市淡水區仁愛街18巷12號 (500 meters from Danshui MRT) HOURS: Everyday 12:00-22:00 TEL: 02-2625 6161 More info on KOOKS here! Watch this video that tells you more about the story of Kooks and the people behind it.
Discover Taipei (Free Magazine) →
Informative bimonthly magazine put out by the Taipei city government to keep English speakers informed about Taipei’s history, culture, customs, artistic events, and other events. You can subscribe for NT$180 a year, pick it up around town or download it from the website. This is the most well organized, up-to-date and complete source of interesting things to do in Taipei that I have...